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Summer Accessories – Urban

A collection of summer accessories with a more urban feel, giving a darker twist to florals with smoky colours, vivid accents of colour or highlights of metal or gemstone; strong, sculptural geometric shapes that yet soften the tailored. ultrafitted look for a hint of femininity.

Summer Accessories ... dark-toned flowers with an urban edge

Versatile clips and corsages – make a bold statement with a giant stiffened silk 40’s inspired headpiece, or go for the understated elegance of the small diamante clip, and in between a dark khaki silk rosette with a dull metal button centre, a denim and tulle corsage and the filigree effect of the silver ribbon rose on an olive-green bow.

sombre, statement, lace jewellery

Vintage lace, dyed and structured and combined with vintage costume jewellery remnants to make stunning pieces of everyday jewellery. At the back, a collar in smoky grey crochet lace makes a bold statement with its spiderweb-like structure. Moving forward, an asymmetric necklet in russian blue lace on a silver chain, with a matching wrist-cuff, and more of the grey crochet, this time in a triangular ‘breastplate’ design on chunky grey vintage beads. A strip of edging lace makes a glorious beaded choker, and a section of stiffened black lace on a silver chain finishes the collection with its mesh-like florals.

 A simple, geometric messenger bag in suede and faded black denim is given an edge with a sequin trim and a modern floral lining:

 And finally … an old suit jacket is repurposed as a tote – the austere and serious pinstripe given a jolt with the vivid crimson lining and quilted rose design:

You can see these and more in my Etsy shop … or if you’d like a bespoke service, please do contact me

Spring Bags

After spending most of January on the Anthriscus project, it’s down to work with a vengeance now – I’ve got a table at a small local craft fair in May, and Flora Lou needed more stock from me. Bags is what I like ….

1) Primula Tote

This first one is a straightforward tote – recycled denim jeans in a square patchwork design, mixed with a vintage floral chintz upholstery, lined with an old cotton check shirt – the colours just worked perfectly! Fill it up with everything and take it anywhere ….

2) Anemone small tote

Almost a log cabin … the central flower came from my vintage upholstery sample stash, and the outer is recycled canvas drill, the same front and back, lined with the salvageable parts of a pale gold antique linen table cloth. It’s just *so* pretty! I love this … I might make a variation on the design as a cushion cover as well.